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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Book of the Month: ARC Review - Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall





Night Reigns (Immortal Guardians, #2)Night Reigns 
(Immortal Guardians #2)
by Dianne Duvall 
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: December 6th 2011 by Zebra (first published December 1st 2011)
ISBN 1420118625
ARC Courtesy of Author
Ami isn't much for trusting strangers. She has a hard time trusting anyone. But she's no coward, and she's no pushover in the protection department either. So when she comes across a mysterious warrior taking on eight deranged vampires on his own, she doesn't hesitate to save his bacon. Of course, that was before she realized what one little rescue would get her into . . . 
Marcus Grayden has been an immortal protector of humanity for eight hundred years, and at the moment he's not interested in backup. From the moment Ami arrives in his life, he can't deny that she's strong, smart, and extremely skilled at watching his back. But she's also destroying his protective solitude and stirring desires he can't bear to awaken. After all, whatever her secrets — how can she defeat death itself?
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My Thoughts:
Dianne Duvall delivers scorching romance, gut-wrenching emotions, and heart-racing danger and suspense in her latest Immortal Guardian’s novel, Night Reigns!

In the first novel, Darkness Dawns, readers were left with the mystery of what exactly Ami was and what part she will play in the series as well as Marcus’s depression over the loss of the woman he loved. When Seth, the leader of the Immortal Guardians, places Ami as Marcus’ second all of our questions are slowly answered. 
Not human and not immortal, but something definitely different, Ami can more than take care of herself and watch Marcus Grayden’s back. And though Marcus proves quite a challenge living with, by constantly trying to drive her away, Ami is determined to succeed and be the best second there is. Once Marcus see’s that Ami can hold her own however he starts to respect her abilities and having her by his side in a fight somehow feels right. But can he chance caring for someone again while knowing that one day she will die and leave him? Ami hides a crucial secret though that could change everything in her budding relationship with Marcus. Will she ever be able to fully trust him enough to open up to him, or will it be too late?


Dianne Duvall is, without a doubt, my favorite debut author of 2011 and a rising star in the paranormal genre!


I absolutely loved the first novel in this series, Darkness Dawns, and was absurdly happy to find such consistency in writing with the series in this second novel. Dianne knows how to lure you in and captivate you in this exciting world of action and passion until the very last page! With dark, sexy and intriguing Immortals battling murderous and mysterious vampire villains the action never stopped and together, Marcus and Ami were one kick-ass team! Though Roland and Seth still claim a good portion of my heart Marcus definitely found his way in there with this story; perfectly flawed with a tortured soul - how could you not love this brooding hero? And Ami tops the list of butt-kicking paranormal romance heroine’s, saving the life of our capable hero on more than one occasion. Together these two have a blistering sensuality and are a lasting fit. Dianne has created a riveting story with its creative premises and memorable characters that was a wonderfully satisfying read. The Immortal Guardians are addictive and I can’t wait to read the next in the series! The cast of characters Dianne has brought forth are each incredibly intriguing and I cannot get enough of them; I need more, more, more!
Though Night Reigns has some continuing story lines from the first novel, it is set up well to read as a stand-alone. However I of course would recommend reading the series in order just for the fact that they are both superb reads!



Rating: 4.5 - A RBtWBC Recommended novel, loved it! 



3 comments:

Chrisbails said...

I love paranormal stories. This book looks great and the cover is amazing. The guy has a gorgeous body. Diane is a new author for me and always looking for new books and authors to check out. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
christinebails@yahoo.com

Sophia Rose said...

This is the second really enthusiastic review that I have read for this book. I have not read the first book so I will have to read Diane's first book before I get to this one.

Thanks for the review!

Amanda Nicole said...

This series just sounds so so good. I have GOT to read the first one haha.